Colin Eglin was a visionary - Ramphele

2013-12-01 07:24
Agang SA leader, Mamphela Ramphele, has disclosed her net worth of R55m and has urged President Jacob Zuma to do the same. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Agang SA leader, Mamphela Ramphele, has disclosed her net worth of R55m and has urged President Jacob Zuma to do the same. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The late politician Colin Eglin was a visionary and never gave up on the fight for freedom and human rights, Agang SA said on Saturday.

"He was a visionary who never gave up on the hope for freedom, dignity and equality for all South Africans during the dark days of apartheid," Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele said in a statement.

"Colin Eglin was an extraordinary man, and his calibre of leadership is sorely lacking in the current government."

Eglin died on Friday night at the age of 88.

He was in hospital with a cardiac problem and was later moved to a frail care centre, where he had been for the past week.

Eglin was an MP and the founding member of the Progressive Party in 1959, and became the leader of the party in 1971.

The movement later merged with the then Democratic Party. He retired from politics in 2004.

- Friends, family and colleagues of Colin Eglin are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at
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